iTunes Question

Tutone

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Sep 28, 2011
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I had moved my iTunes Library to External Hard Drive which was erased by mistake how do I recover my music media since iTunes was depended on it and cannot locate any files now,should I purchase something like Data Rescue 3 ?Thanks
 

Consultant

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If you got Apple Care, go make an appointment with Apple. Otherwise describe step by step of what you did.
 

Macman45

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If you got Apple Care, go make an appointment with Apple. Otherwise describe step by step of what you did.
Was this music purchased? In which case it can be recovered. Hdd recovery @ Anywhere cost's an arm, leg and kidney(s)

If you have to re-rip, well...Buy a NAS storage device next time.
 
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mstrze

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And be sure to back-up next time. If my iTunes external HDD died today, I already have that drive backed-up on my Time Machine HDD and now also in the Cloud with iTunes Match. :cool:

I would be back up-and-running in probably 30 minutes.
 

blueroom

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If you got Apple Care, go make an appointment with Apple. Otherwise describe step by step of what you did.
Apples not going to recover an erased drive for you. A data recovery service can but it's $$$$.

ReRip & Backup, also embrace iTunes Match as you would still have some of your music safely in the cloud.
 

Tutone

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Sep 28, 2011
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I do have a Time Machine back up on a seperate HD but not sure how to restore it to iTunes
 

mstrze

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I do have a Time Machine back up on a seperate HD but not sure how to restore it to iTunes
Assuming you had TM back up that drive I think it's as easy as going into TM and choosing to Restore and then choosing which drive/backup to use and the destination. When I did this, my brand new drive was named the same as the previous one, so there was nothing else for me to do once it was done...meaning iTunes was already pointed to the correctly named location once the restoration was complete. To iTunes, nothing had changed.

It's been several months so I don't recall the whole process. Perhaps someone else has recently restored a non-system drive from backup recently and can comment?
 
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